A Brief History of the Modern Shopping Mall

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shinatoo
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A Brief History of the Modern Shopping Mall

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Time is a circle. The most interesting thing I got out of the video is how he wanted to create a pedestrian space that didn't face ugly parking lots.

https://youtu.be/hcWcspY59HM
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Re: A Brief History of the Modern Shopping Mall

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Time magazine had an interesting article on the shopping center topic a few weeks ago about dying malls. The guy who envisioned the modern mall in the 50's thought of it as more of a community instead of just a place to shop.

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Re: A Brief History of the Modern Shopping Mall

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aknowledgeableperson wrote:Time magazine had an interesting article on the shopping center topic a few weeks ago about dying malls. The guy who envisioned the modern mall in the 50's thought of it as more of a community instead of just a place to shop.
Might not be the same article, but I seem to remember reading the goal was to include residential where the large parking lots were put, to treat the mall and public space as a modern downtown.

Only now are developers figuring that one out

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